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Documentary Achievement Award

For Mexican and Mexican-American communities, boxing is more than a sport. From ring walk-ins to trunks, opponents take full advantage of the theatrical spectacle, narrating their histories and the stories of their individual fanbases. In 1996, Oscar De La Hoya, the charismatic golden boy from East LA, challenged Mexican-born boxing legend Julio César Chávez in what was billed as the “ultimate glory” fight. Mexicans on both sides of the border were forced to choose their favorite champ: the record-holding immigrant from humble beginnings, or the younger and more marketable Olympian born in the U.S. These rivals felt the pressure to prove their athletic superiority, while the fans’ choice of champion revealed the type of Mexican they aspired to be.


Eva Longoria Bastón has cemented herself as an industry staple known for her work both in front of and behind the camera. An award-winning actress, Emmy-nominated director, producer, and activist, Longoria Bastón recently finished her feature directorial debut, the biopic Flamin’ Hot for Searchlight. She was also named in Variety’s Directors to Watch in 2021.

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  • Runtime
    102 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    East Coast Premiere
  • Director
    Eva Longoria Bastón
  • Producer
    Eva Longoria Bastón, Grant Best, Bernardo Ruiz, Ben Spector, Andrea Cordoba
  • Cinematographer
    Claudio Rocha
  • Editor
    Luis Alvarez y Alvarez
  • Music
    Tony Morales